Parallel Verses

Amplified

Then the presidents and satraps sought to find occasion [to bring accusation] against Daniel concerning the kingdom, but they could find no occasion or fault, for he was faithful, nor was there any error or fault found in him.

New American Standard Bible

Then the commissioners and satraps began trying to find a ground of accusation against Daniel in regard to government affairs; but they could find no ground of accusation or evidence of corruption, inasmuch as he was faithful, and no negligence or corruption was to be found in him.

King James Version

Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.

Holman Bible

The administrators and satraps, therefore, kept trying to find a charge against Daniel regarding the kingdom. But they could find no charge or corruption, for he was trustworthy, and no negligence or corruption was found in him.

International Standard Version

Because of this, the administrators and regional authorities tried to bring allegations of dereliction of duty in government affairs against Daniel, but they were unable to find any charges of corruption. Daniel was trustworthy, and no evidence of negligence or corruption could be found against him.

A Conservative Version

Then the presidents and the satraps sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom, but they could find no occasion nor fault, inasmuch as he was faithful, nor was there any error or fault found in him.

American Standard Version

Then the presidents and the satraps sought to find occasion against Daniel as touching the kingdom; but they could find no occasion nor fault, forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.

Bible in Basic English

Then the chief rulers and the captains were looking for some cause for putting Daniel in the wrong in connection with the kingdom, but they were unable to put forward any wrongdoing or error against him; because he was true, and no error or wrong was to be seen in him.

Darby Translation

Then the presidents and the satraps sought to find a pretext against Daniel with respect to the kingdom; but they could not find any pretext or fault; inasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Then the presidents and governors looked for occasions against Daniel on behalf of the kingdom, but they could find no occasion or fault because he was faithful, and no vice nor fault was found in him.

Julia Smith Translation

Then the presidents and satraps were seeking to find a pretext against Daniel from the part of the kingdom; and they will not be able to find any pretext and corruption, because that he was faithful, and any error and corruption was not found upon him.

King James 2000

Then the presidents and satraps sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find no occasion nor fault; because he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then the [other] administrators and satraps {began to seek} to find pretext against Daniel {in connection with the kingdom}, but they were not able to find any pretext and {corruption} {because} he was trustworthy, and no negligence or {corruption} {could be found in him}.

Modern King James verseion

Then the presidents and rulers sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom. But they could find no occasion or fault, because he was faithful. Neither was there any error or fault found in him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Wherefore the princes and lords sought to pick out in Daniel some quarrel against the kingdom: yet could they find none occasion nor fault upon him. For why? He was so faithful, that there was no blame nor dishonesty found in him.

NET Bible

Consequently the supervisors and satraps were trying to find some pretext against Daniel in connection with administrative matters. But they were unable to find any such damaging evidence, because he was trustworthy and guilty of no negligence or corruption.

New Heart English Bible

Then the administrators and the satraps sought to find a charge against Daniel regarding the kingdom; but they could find no charge or fault, because he was faithful. Neither was there any error or fault found in him.

The Emphasized Bible

Then, the ministers and the satraps, began seeking to find, occasion, against Daniel, in respect of the kingdom, - but, no occasion nor wickedness, could they find, inasmuch as, faithful, was he, and, neither error nor wickedness, could be found against him.

Webster

Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find no occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.

World English Bible

Then the presidents and the satraps sought to find occasion against Daniel as touching the kingdom; but they could find no occasion nor fault, because he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.

Youngs Literal Translation

Then the presidents and satraps have been seeking to find a cause of complaint against Daniel concerning the kingdom, and any cause of complaint and corruption they are not able to find, because that he is faithful, and any error and corruption have not been found in him.

Themes

Bible stories for children » Three young men who would not bend, budge, or burn da 3 » The man the lions would not eat

Business » Fidelity in » Of daniel

Business life » Fidelity » Of daniel

Civil service » Corruption in

Conspiracy » General examples of

Conspiracy » Instances of » Daniel

Daniel » Characteristics of » Integrity

Diplomacy » Instances of » Corrupt practices in: the officers of nebuchadnezzars court to secure the destruction of daniel

Envy » Forbidden » Examples of

Envy » Exemplified » Princes of babylon

Envy » Instances of » The princes of babylon, of daniel

Faith » Trial of » Daniel, when forbidden to pray to jehovah

Faithfulness » Exemplified » Daniel

Faithfulness » Of men » Of daniel

Fidelity » In business » Of daniel

Hatred » Exemplified » Enemies of daniel

Indictments » Instances of » Daniel, on the charge of defiance against authority

Integrity » Instances of » Daniel, in maintaining uprightness of character and consistent devoutness

Magistrates » Should » Be faithful to the sovereign

Malice » Exemplified » Presidents

Malice » Instances of » Daniel's enemies

Persia » The princes were advisors in matters of administration

Plotting » General examples of

Politics » Corruption in » In the court » Of darius

Religion » Instances of outstanding religious persons » Daniel

Rulers' » Wicked » Instances of » The princes, conspiring against daniel

Social duties » Fidelity in business » Of daniel

Virtues » Fidelity » Of daniel

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אדין 
'edayin (Aramaic) 
Usage: 57

סרך 
Carek (Aramaic) 
Usage: 5

and princes
אחשׁדּרפּן 
'achashdarpan (Aramaic) 
Usage: 9

הוה הוא 
Hava' (Aramaic) 
be, was,
Usage: 70

to find
שׁכח 
Sh@kach (Aramaic) 
Usage: 18

עלּה 
`illah (Aramaic) 
עלּה 
`illah (Aramaic) 
Usage: 3
Usage: 3

דּניּאל 
Daniye'l (Aramaic) 
Usage: 52

צד 
Tsad (Aramaic) 
Usage: 2

the kingdom
מלכוּ 
Malkuw (Aramaic) 
Usage: 57

but
כּל 
Kol (Aramaic) 
all, any, whole, as, every, because , as , no, whosoever ,
Usage: 104

יכיל יכל 
Y@kel (Aramaic) 
Usage: 12

שׁכח 
Sh@kach (Aramaic) 
Usage: 18

לה לא 
La' (Aramaic) 
not, no, nor, without, neither, none, cannot , ever, never , no , nothing
Usage: 82

nor
לה לא 
La' (Aramaic) 
not, no, nor, without, neither, none, cannot , ever, never , no , nothing
Usage: 82

שׁחת 
Sh@chath (Aramaic) 
Usage: 3

קבל קבל 
Q@bel (Aramaic) 
Usage: 29

as he was faithful
אמן 
'aman (Aramaic) 
Usage: 3

לה לא 
La' (Aramaic) 
not, no, nor, without, neither, none, cannot , ever, never , no , nothing
Usage: 82

כּל 
Kol (Aramaic) 
all, any, whole, as, every, because , as , no, whosoever ,
Usage: 104

שׁלוּת שׁלוּ 
Shaluw (Aramaic) 
Usage: 3

or fault
שׁחת 
Sh@chath (Aramaic) 
Usage: 3

שׁכח 
Sh@kach (Aramaic) 
Usage: 18

References

Context Readings

Daniel's Integrity And His Entrapment By His Enemies

3 Then this Daniel was distinguished above the presidents and the satraps because an excellent spirit was in him, and the king thought to set him over the whole realm. 4 Then the presidents and satraps sought to find occasion [to bring accusation] against Daniel concerning the kingdom, but they could find no occasion or fault, for he was faithful, nor was there any error or fault found in him. 5 Then said these men, We shall not find any occasion [to bring accusation] against this Daniel except we find it against him concerning the law of his God.


Cross References

Ecclesiastes 4:4

Then I saw that all painful effort in labor and all skill in work comes from man's rivalry with his neighbor. This is also vanity, a vain striving after the wind and a feeding on it.

Genesis 43:18

The men were afraid because they were brought to Joseph's house; and they said, We are brought in because of the money that was returned in our sacks the first time we came, so that he may find occasion to accuse and assail us, take us for slaves, and seize our donkeys.

Judges 14:4

His father and mother did not know that it was of the Lord, and that He sought an occasion for assailing the Philistines. At that time the Philistines had dominion over Israel.

Jeremiah 20:10

For I have heard many whispering and defaming, [There is] terror on every side! Denounce him! Let us denounce him! Say all my familiar friends, they who watch for my fall, Perhaps he will be persuaded and deceived; then we will prevail against him, and we will get our revenge on him.

Daniel 3:8

Therefore at that time certain men of Chaldean descent came near and brought [malicious] accusations against the Jews.

Luke 20:20

So they watched [for an opportunity to ensnare] Him, and sent spies who pretended to be upright (honest and sincere), that they might lay hold of something He might say, so as to turn Him over to the control and authority of the governor.

Luke 23:14-15

And said to them, You brought this Man before me as One Who was perverting and misleading and turning away and corrupting the people; and behold, after examining Him before you, I have not found any offense (crime or guilt) in this Man in regard to your accusations against Him;

Philippians 2:15

That you may show yourselves to be blameless and guileless, innocent and uncontaminated, children of God without blemish (faultless, unrebukable) in the midst of a crooked and wicked generation [spiritually perverted and perverse], among whom you are seen as bright lights (stars or beacons shining out clearly) in the [dark] world,

1 Peter 2:12

Conduct yourselves properly (honorably, righteously) among the Gentiles, so that, although they may slander you as evildoers, [yet] they may by witnessing your good deeds [come to] glorify God in the day of inspection [ when God shall look upon you wanderers as a pastor or shepherd looks over his flock].

1 Peter 3:16

[And see to it that] your conscience is entirely clear ( unimpaired), so that, when you are falsely accused as evildoers, those who threaten you abusively and revile your right behavior in Christ may come to be ashamed [of slandering your good lives].

1 Samuel 18:14

David acted wisely in all his ways and succeeded, and the Lord was with him.

1 Samuel 19:4-5

And Jonathan spoke well of David to Saul his father and said to him, Let not the king sin against his servant David, for he has not sinned against you, and his deeds have been of good service to you.

1 Samuel 22:14

Then Ahimelech answered the king, And who is so faithful among all your servants as David, who is the king's son-in-law, and is taken into your council and honored in your house?

Psalm 37:12-13

The wicked plot against the [uncompromisingly] righteous (the upright in right standing with God); they gnash at them with their teeth.

Psalm 37:32-33

The wicked lie in wait for the [uncompromisingly] righteous and seek to put them to death.

Proverbs 29:27

An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous, and he who is upright in the way [of the Lord] is an abomination to the wicked.

Jeremiah 18:18

Then [my enemies] said, Come and let us devise schemes against Jeremiah; for the law [of Moses] shall not perish from the priest [as this false prophet Jeremiah predicts], nor will counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet. Come, let us smite him with the tongue [making a charge against him to the king], and let us not pay any attention to his words.

Jeremiah 18:23

Yet, Lord, You know all their plotting against me to slay me. Forgive not their iniquity, nor blot out their sin from Your sight. But let them be overthrown before You; deal with them in the time of Your anger.

Matthew 26:4

And consulted together in order to arrest Jesus by stratagem secretly and put Him to death.

Matthew 27:18

For he knew that it was because of envy that they had handed Him over to him.

Luke 22:2

And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to do away with [Jesus], for they feared the people.

John 19:4

Then Pilate went out again and said to them, See, I bring Him out to you, so that you may know that I find no fault (crime, cause for accusation) in Him.

2 Corinthians 11:12

But what I do, I will continue to do, [for I am determined to maintain this independence] in order to cut off the claim of those who would like [to find an occasion and incentive] to claim that in their boasted [mission] they work on the same terms that we do.

1 Timothy 5:14

So I would have younger [widows] marry, bear children, guide the household, [and] not give opponents of the faith occasion for slander or reproach.

Titus 2:8

And let your instruction be sound and fit and wise and wholesome, vigorous and irrefutable and above censure, so that the opponent may be put to shame, finding nothing discrediting or evil to say about us.

1 Peter 4:14-16

If you are censured and suffer abuse [because you bear] the name of Christ, blessed [are you -- "happy, fortunate, to be envied, with life-joy, and satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, regardless of your outward condition], because the Spirit of glory, the Spirit of God, is resting upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified.

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